All of the anamorphic lens characteristics demanded by filmmakers today with the Cooke Look® and oval bokeh. That’s the Cooke Anamorphic /i Look. Images beautifully rendered for film and especially suited for use with digital cameras. The Anamorphic /i lens correct aberrations exceptionally well over the entire image area – astigmatism, lateral and longitudinal colour – that will render shape, form and soul to your images.
While the "look" is crucial, precision engineering and seamless integration with other equipment is equally important. The Anamorphic /i, prime lenses in ten focal lengths are colour matched to our S4/i, 5/i and miniS4/i lenses.
Ideal for close-ups and product shots, the Cooke 65 mm Macro Anamorphic /i 2X Prime lens has magnification ratio 4.1:1 with close focus of 5.5" from front of lens.
Now, you have even more latitude. We went one step further with our new Anamorphic/i SF lenses that are specially manufactured with a coating that allows for even more creative options. The “SF” stands for Special Flair because they allow you to kick the flares, bokeh and other aberrations into new visual territory. Complementary to the Anamorphic/i lens series, they are offered in 25mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm, 135mm, 180mm, and 300mm focal lengths.
The Anamorphic /i lenses offer superb optical and mechanical performance. Distortion, veiling glare, flares, and all aberrations are controlled at all apertures over the whole field of view. Like our S4/i, 5/i and miniS4/i prime lenses, the cam focus mechanism allows for smooth focus adjustments. Modular construction increases ease of maintenance and serviceability. The Anamorphic /i lenses are designed and made by us to our traditional high standards in Leicester, England.
- Anamorphic /i Lenses available: 25, 32, 40, 50, 65 MACRO, 75, 100, 135, 180 and 300mm with 2x squeeze
- T2.3 to T22 aperture
- T2.6 to T22 - 65 mm MACRO
- Offers anamorphic lens characteristics including 2:1 oval bokeh for out of focus highlights
- The Cooke Look® and colour matched with all other Cooke prime lenses.
- Especially well balanced for astigmatism and corrected for lateral and longitudinal aberrations over the entire image area
- Linear iris
- Equipped with the next generation of /i Squared Technology* for lens metadata capture
- Award-winning cam-style focus mechanism allows for smooth focus adjustments
Our Cooke Anamorphic/i Prime lenses are supplied with /i Technology, and are designed for all PL mounted professional motion picture film and electronic cameras. The /i Technology provides cinematographers and camera operators with vital information on lens setting, focusing distance, aperture and depth-of-field, hyperfocal distance, serial number, owner data, lens type and focal length in both metric and footage measurements. For zoom lenses, the zoom position is displayed.
For companies interested in producing compatible products with /i Technology, the /i protocol is available as a free download in PDF format: /i Technology Reference Manual.
Cooke 65mm MACRO Anamorphic /i 2X Prime Lens
First feature using Cooke Anamorphic /i lenses: Un Homme Ideal, shot by Antoine Roch, AFC who said, "The Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses have a wonderful round feel to them. We really put the set through its paces, using them in a multitude of shooting situations - day, night, interior, exterior, rain, sun, even into a splash bag - and the lenses performed beautifully all the time, with nice oval bokehs."
** Angle of view calculations based on Alexa Studio 4:3 camera
CHAIN REACTION Edits - Shot on COOKE Anamorphic /i Prime Lenses
Director: Nicholas Schrunk; DOP: David G. Wilson; Production: Red Bull Media House
Cooke Anamorphic /i Lens Test - Toronto - January 2014 - Jeremy Benning, CSC
Cooke Anamorphic /i Lens Test - London - January 2014 - John deBorman(BSC)
Cooke Anamorphic /i Lens Test - London - January 2014 - John deBorman(BSC) editor's cut
Cooke Anamorphic /i Lens Test - Paris - January 2014
Watch Cooke Anamorphic /i Lens Test Footage at 1080p on Cooke Optics Vimeo Channel
2K TEST FOOTAGE
2K version of London test Footage can be downloaded from Dropbox link
2K version of Paris test Footage can be downloaded from Dropbox link
2K version of NYC test Footage can be downloaded from Dropbox link
2K version of Toronto test Footage can be downloaded from Dropbox link